Split, Croatia, Dec. 2
The world gymnastics will get a second breathe after the election of Farid Gayibov as the president of the European Union of Gymnastics (UEG), President of the Turkish Gymnastics Federation Suat Celen told Trend Dec. 2.
He noted that Turkey is always ready to support Farid Gayibov.
"Azerbaijan is a country, where a huge attention is paid to the development of gymnastics. I hope that after the election of Farid Gayibov, the number of medals won by Europe at the world championships and Olympic Games will increase," added Celen.
The head of Turkey's Gymnastics Federation emphasized that new projects implemented in Azerbaijan jointly with international organizations, the construction of new sports arenas will serve to further development of gymnastics.
"I have been heading Turkey's Gymnastics Federation for five years, and the first country that I visited was Azerbaijan. Our athletes also held the first training gatherings in Azerbaijan. Friendship between Turkey and Azerbaijan, is not in words, but in deeds," added Celen.
Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation Secretary General Farid Gayibov was elected as the President of the European Union of Gymnastics (UEG).
The 50 member Federations of the UEG elected the new UEG authorities at the 27th Congress in Split, Croatia Dec.2.
Gayibov gained 28 votes, leaving behind Edvard Kolar, President of the Management Board of the Slovenian Sports Lottery, who received 20 votes. Gayibov will replace Georges Guelzec (FRA), who led the UEG since 2009.